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Want to Take Off on $1B in Sales? Start With One First Impression at a Time

For four years in a row, Samer Kuraishi and his team have been named the No. 1 real estate brokerage for units and volume sold in their area, according to The Wall Street Journal, and have consistently ranked in the...

Don’t Know Your Mortgage Rate? You Could Be Costing Yourself Thousands

(TNS)—Not knowing your mortgage rate can be an expensive mistake, especially in this rising interest rate market. Yet nearly three in 10 mortgage holders (29 percent) either didn’t know their mortgage rate or wouldn’t say, according to a survey by...

Existing-Home Sales Slip, but Inventory Stirs

Barely budging against imbalanced inventory, existing-home sales slipped at the start of summer, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Activity in June declined 0.6 percent to 5.38 million, down 2.2 percent from the prior year; however, inventory increased 4.3...

Builder Confidence Healthy in July

Builder confidence is healthy, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The Index reading is 68; an above-50 reading indicates more builders have a positive outlook than a negative one. “Consumer demand...

Employment Gains Push Rents Up

Driven by employment growth, the cost of a single-family rental rose 2.9 percent year-over-year, according to the April CoreLogic Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI). Rents have risen for the past eight years, but have been decelerating since February 2016, when they...

The Evolution of Office Space: Where Are We Now?

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a series that takes an in-depth look at how brokerage offices have transformed. You’re walking along the downtown strip and come across a quaint storefront with large glass windows looking into an agent-occupied...

Register Now for NAR’s Premier Tech Summit—Seating Is Limited!

NAR PULSE—The iOi Summit, August 29-30 in San Francisco, will bring together tech entrepreneurs, investors and real estate professionals to lead the future of real estate tech. Learn from over 50 technology companies, marketing experts and top-producing agents and brokers...

Fostering Success Through a Supportive Culture

In the following interview, B. John Duffy, broker/owner of Duffy Real Estate, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) in Narberth, Pa., discusses the advantages of the global network, community involvement, and more. Region Served: Greater...

Forget a Garage—Buyers Won’t Budge on High-Rated Schools

Buyers have their eyes on schools, and with the irrefutable link between the quality of schools and values, a district with high ratings trumps all—even coveted features of a home, according to a new realtor.com® survey. To get into their...

NAR: 6 Percent Bump in Memberships, With Diverse Entrants

Membership in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)—which, for agents and brokers, denotes higher standards than what is required by their respective states—has increased in the last year, from 1.22 million to 1.3 million, according to the 2018 NAR Member...
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